This is a story that’s really difficult to put down once you’ve picked it up. The need to know how Sara’s story would end kept me glued to the page with equal amounts of heartache and hope—although, like Sara, I wasn’t quite sure what I was hoping for, because it was obvious that there wasn’t a solution that would make everyone happy. But that was part of what made this story such a compelling read. Real life doesn’t always have nice, clean solutions to the situations that arise, but it’s that messiness that stretches and grows us as Christians, and that’s exactly what happened to Sara in this story.
The characters and the dialogue in this novel were fantastic, and Sara showed great strength of character in the way she handled everything. She was hurting, confused, disappointed, even angry at times, and yet she valued her friendships enough that she determined not to let those feelings dominate her actions.
Even so, where is she supposed to go from here? Luke had been her best friend. (And I confess I felt like bopping him on the head when he tried to tell Sara that his dating someone else didn’t have to change their friendship! Hello?! Wake up call!) Will time and the possibility of a new relationship ease the pain, or will she always long for someone who can't be hers? And even if he does break things off with Debra, how can they build a relationship at the expense of someone else's pain?
One of the best things about this novel is its portrayal of authentic, realistic, down-to-earth, Christlike friendship. Oh, that every twenty-something-year-old could have a group of friends like this one! There are light-hearted and heart-warming moments amid Sara's struggle, and there is truth and compassion, grace and forgiveness, and simple, but hard-earned wisdom in these pages. This story and its characters will latch on and not let you go. You have been warned! But it’s worth it. So worth it.
I received a copy of this novel from the author. This has not influenced the content of this review, which is my honest and unbiased opinion.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3455 KB
- Print Length: 236 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Bling! Romance (9 June 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XXD3FQY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 47 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)